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Agreement, dated August 1, 1894, which carried a residence condition. This was Patented about October, 1901.

On January 1, 1893, he had taken a Crown Lease on Lot. No. 284, Olaa Reservation (No. 50) which required no residence.

On March 8th, 1901, and before the Kahuku lot was patented, to the best of my belief, as the patent was sent from your office on October 15th, 1901, he had the Kaohe lot tranferred to him.

Regarding the statement of Mrs. Henry, that I refused to take her money, I regret to have to say, that it is absolutely false, as the records of this office will show, and which can be placed before the Committees of the Honorable Legislature at any time.

I saw Mrs. Henry twice in this office; the first time on April 30, 1904, when she paid an arrearage of rent amounting to $20.70 and also deposited on account of Purchase Price the sum of $300.00 for which she duly obtained receipts, the stubs of which are on file at this office.

At the time of this deposit she said that she wanted to buy her land, and of course I inquired of her if she had made the necessary residence and cultivation. Upon her statement, that she obtained the lot by transfer from Mr. E. A. Horan, I told her, that when she paid in the whole Purchase Price, it would be necessary to show that conditions had been performed by her predecessor, this did not imply that Mr. Horan should personally appear, but that the facts must be established by reliable witnesses. There are two persons, and only two, I believe who could testify to the facts in the case, and whenever Mrs. Henry furnishes that testimony the granting of patent will be recommended by me. These two persons have to pass by the lot occupied by Mrs. Henry, and are certainly competent witnesses.

The second time Mrs. Henry appeared in my office, was on July 27th, 1904, when she informed me that she had decided to withdraw her deposit on account of Purchase Price, and I accordingly drew Check No. 20 on the First Bank of Hilo, Ltd., where these deposits are kept. The Lease will show that the Purchase Price of the lot is $497.50 so that the statement that I refused to accept her money is without foundation of fact, as is also the statement that she came to make her prove up and wanted to buy her lot, as she did not tender the Whole Purchase Price.

Whenever Mrs. Henry can show, that she has complied with Section 64 of the Land Act 1895 (Sec. 322, R. L. H.) is

suance of Patent on her lot will be recommended by me.

As to the reasons why Mr. Baldwin, the former Sub-Agent did not take the statement of Mr. Horan as to his performance of conditions or otherwise on the lot at the time of the transfer, I am of course ignorant, but it is strange that Mrs. Henry did not at the time bring witnesses before Mr. Baldwin when facts were fresh in witnesses minds in order to obtain title to her land.

The only Rangers Report on file during the occupancy of E.
A. Horan is dated July, 1902, and states that

There is a 20x24 feet 4-roomed house, value about $200.00;
Residence: Nobody;

Manner of occupancy: goes to lot off and on;

Cultivation: about 10 acres planted to cane and taro, remainder in original forest.

The area of the lot being 99.5 acres it would be necessary to show that about 25 acres had been cultivated, in order to obtain title.

Regarding Miss Grubb, the reports are complete blanks, with the exception of December, 1900, which states, that there is no house, but has lumber ready; commenced building house. This is 9 months after she should have been residing on the lot, allowing the full limit.

In conclusion, I would express the hope that the Honorable Legislature would thoroughly investigate the conduct of this branch of your Department and make the findings public. In no other way it seems to me can all the facts become known. I have the honor to be,

(Sgd.)

Very respectfully yours,

GEO. H. WILLIAMS,

Sub-Agent 1st. and 2nd. Land Districts.

Senator Hewitt moved that the Communication be referred to the Committee on Public Lands. Seconded by Senator Coelho and carried.

A Communication (No. 25) from Edith F. Berger, Manager of the Associated Charities of Hawaii, submitting Report for the year 1906, was read by the Clerk as follows:

Honolulu, Hawaii, March 25, 1907.

The Honorable

President and Members of the Senate,

Territory of Hawaii.

Gentlemen:-Your favor of March 22nd enclosing Senate Resolution No. 23, referring to the work of the Associated Charities of Hawaii for the year 1906 and asking for report on same, is just to hand, and I herewith submit to you the Report.

Enclosed please find copy of the last report of the Associated Charities. May I refer you to the By-Laws, the reports of the various officers, the names of affiliating societies, and the list of names of subscribers which you will find therein?

As you will see, the Associated Charities of Hawaii is an affiliation of twenty-two different societies, making "The Associated Charities," which disburse relief for the needy wherever found in these islands.

When you remember that the Territory of Hawaii as a government provides no refuge for its aged, no orphanage for its homeless children, no hospitals for its sick, except such subsidies as it grants to existing hospitals, you will realize that the benevolent societies and individuals in these Islands are taxed to the utmost to give proper care and treatment to the poor, and are frequently embarrassed as to ways and

means.

To see that each case was fully investigated, to give prompt emergency relief when required, to prevent overlapping of relief, to detect fraud and to have a place for meetings and consultations, it seemed best to organize the charities here, to have a central office and some one in charge. So the Associated Charities of Hawaii was organized, an office was opened, and a manager installed.

As a society, the Associated Charities was never intended to do the work of a purely charitable society-like the Stranger's Friend Society, or the British Benevolent Society, but for organization, investigation, consultation, for emergency, relief, in fact, for the actual work that must be done for charity as well as for any other civic need. Eternal vigilance is the watchword here as it is in any other office, for not all poor are honest, and wishes do not always represent necessities. Hence, someone must make it his business to thoroughly investigate each and every case and find the true solution of

what are frequently sad and difficult questions. And this is the work the Associated Charities does.

This society is supported entirely by voluntary contributions given solely for that purpose, never receiving the least part of the funds of the various charitable societies, but contributing a generous surplus of its own unds each year to help in emergency work.

Nearly all of the charitable societies disburse their own funds directly to their beneficiaries, but some, where the officers are busy men, prefer to have their funds disbursed through this office, and the manager of the Associated Charities makes a financial report directly to the society contributing the funds.

As to the method: A person applies to the office for relief. If the case is one of emergency the necessary relief is given at once, never in cash, but in food, medicines, hospital-bed, clothing or whatever the need may be, then the family is visited, the investigation is as thorough as may be, and the matter is carried to the society where it belongs, or to the officers of that society where the case is considered and the manner and amount of relief agreed upon.

In the year 1906 there were at the office of the Associated Charities,

186 applications for relief, representing 558 persons.

499 persons received assistance. Relief was given 2000 times. 973 calls were made at the office.

$450 was disbursed for the Stranger's Friend Society.

$530 was disbursed for the American Relief Fund.

$11.90 was disbursed for the Catholic Ladies' Aid Society. $450 for special work.

$17 for the British Benevolent Society.

These sums were disbursed for rents, food, clothing, drygoods, medicines, transportations, meals and lodgings.

By nationality the applicants were: Hawaiian, Portuguese, British, American, German, Scandinavian, Porto Rican, Chinese and Japanese. All applicants, of whatever race, from whatever place or island are treated alike.

I cannot say too much in favor of affiliation and organization in the work of giving relief to the poor. The almost total absence of State relief, the great demands made upon the time and resources of the few who are actively interested in the cause of the poor, seem to make it imperative that the work be centralized, a place provided where meetings may be held, applicants may come, records be kept, an officer employed who

shall know every case and whose business it shall be to see that alms are properly bestowed and funds well spent.

These are some of the things that the Associated Charities are trying to do.

Respectfully yours,

EDITH F. BERGER,

Manager, Associated Charities of Hawaii.

Senator Coelho moved that the Communication be referred to the Ways and Means Committee. Seconded by Senator McCarthy and carried.

At 4:30 o'clock, upon motion of Senator Hewitt, seccnded by Senator Hayselden, the Senate adjourned.

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The Senate met, pursuant to adjournment, at 10 o'clock the Vice-President in the Chair.

After prayer by the Rev. W. N. Leno, the Roll was called showing Senators Chillingworth and Bishop (sick) absent.

The Journal of the Twenty-Eighth day was read and, upon motion of Senator Dowsett, seconded by Senator Gandall, approved as read.

A Communication (No. 22) from the Secretary of Hawaii, informing the Senate that the Governor had signed Acts 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32, was read by the Clerk as follows:

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